After years stuck in development hell, DC’s Titans will finally start rolling cameras later this year. While Marvel is slowly pumping out more and more TV series, DC has been going strong for years with a number of live-action shows. The Arrowverse is currently four TV shows strong, with a number of other DC heroes scattered across different networks. Back in 2014, word broke that the popular Teen Titans were heading to TV in live-action, with Robin and his friends finally joining the television milieu. Then early last year, for better or worse, we learned that Titans isn’t happening at TNT, as was originally the plan.
For Titans comic book fans, the news was surely disappointing – making the surprise announcement of the series’ resurrection all the more exciting. Along with the new season of Young Justice, Titans will mark a new streaming effort from DC and Warner Bros. in an attempt to rival Marvel’s partnership with Netflix. DC Entertainment head honcho Geoff Johns is even writing for Titans, with the project now reportedly set to begin filming in the fall.
My Entertainment World has a new posting for Titans stating that the show will begin production on September 25 of this year in Atlanta, GA. The news lines up with the reports that Johns has begun writing, meaning a number of scripts will likely be in the can by the time cameras start rolling on the show’s first episode. The series will also be the latest major production to hit Georgia, with many Marvel Studios films and shows like The Walking Dead also calling Atlanta “home.”
Given the fall start date, we can likely expect to see the Titans series launch at the beginning of 2018. While the September start means a Titans trailer won’t be ready for San Diego Comic-Con next month, we may yet see a Titans teaser, concept art, casting news and/or an official synopsis revealed during the event.
Despite all the good news this connotes, fans may still be concerned. After all, Titans was once supposed to start shooting back in 2015. The subsequent year was filled with various updates on the show’s progress, before the news came in that it wasn’t moving forward after all. While all of these announcements of late may seem to guarantee the show will happen, it’s understandable if fans are concerned that Titans might join the ranks of abandoned comic book TV shows, yet again.
The upshot is that DC is going strong on TV these days, and producers Johns and Greg Berlanti have a number of successful projects under their belt. Hopefully, the second time is the charm with Titans, as fans are eager to see Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, and the other young heroes brought to life.
Titans looks to premiere on DC’s digital service in 2018.
Source: My Entertainment World